You’re probably already aware of how good being around your cat makes you feel, especially when he’s cuddled up on your lap purring away, so the fact that he’s good for your health should come as no surprise! There have been a number of scientific studies conducted that report cat owners visit the doctor less, have a reduced risk of heart disease, and many more amazing … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Cats are Good for Your Health
Life with Cats
We help you care for, understand and enjoy life with your cat. Whether you are introducing a kitten into your home or caring for your senior cat during their golden years. Our articles include how to create a cat friendly home, the importance of play, the challenges of multi-cat households, car travel with cats, what to do if your cat goes missing and more.
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Choosing a cat carrier is an important decision for you and your cat; even if you only use it occasionally for veterinary check-ups. You need to make sure that your cat is happy and comfortable in it but also that it’s safe, provides a sense of security, is easy to clean and that your cat can get in and out easily. With all the different types of cat carriers available, how do … [Read more...] about Guide to Choosing the Right Cat Carrier
For many pet parents, having insurance in case of an emergency is a necessity, but there are some people who choose not to take out pet insurance for their cats or dogs. One alternative to traditional pet insurance is ‘self-insuring’ by putting money away every month to cover any expensive vet treatment that’s needed. This works for some people, and has the added benefit that … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pet Insurance for Your Cat
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express your love and affection for those who hold a special place in your heart – including your cat. Here's how to plan a date with your cat on Valentine's Day to show them how much you love them. Take a romantic walk with your cat Start your Valentine's date with your cat by taking a romantic stroll around the garden. Walk … [Read more...] about How to Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Date with Your Cat
What happens when you can no longer care for your cat? Our beloved cats usually have shorter lifespans than us, so we prepare ourselves for losing them, but sadly there are certain situations where people can’t continue to look after the cats that have become a part of their family – what happens then? Whether you are elderly and about to move into a nursing … [Read more...] about Planning for Your Cat’s Future
Welcoming in the New Year can be a wonderful time for us humans, but it can be a stressful and frightening time for your cat or dog. Whether you’re throwing your own New Years Eve party or just live in a busy suburban area, with lots of people, loud noises and fireworks it’s important that you keep the safety and wellbeing of your pets in mind. I am grateful that in … [Read more...] about Summer Safety for Cats: Fireworks and New Year Celebrations
So just how many cats is too many? You might think that’s a trick question, after all, surely you can never have too many cats? In an ideal world, we could all live in a happy house full of cats to keep us company and entertain us, but in reality there are a lot of factors to take into account when deciding whether it’s possible to have too many cats. You need to think … [Read more...] about Can You Have Too Many Cats?
Just like humans, cats can be sensitive creatures, and your cat probably has a list of all the things you do that make him mad or sad. Here are five of the most common pet peeves amongst cats, and what you can do to get back into your cat’s good books if you’re guilty of any of them! Dirty Litter Tray This one should be obvious, after all, would you like using a … [Read more...] about Your Cat’s Pet Peeves: 5 Things Cats Hate
You love your garden, so it’s natural that your cat will love one too. Indoor cats especially will benefit from their own special cat herb garden, because they don’t get to enjoy the benefits of certain plants and herbs outdoors. Whether you plant a number of pots on a windowsill or have the space for a larger herb garden in your home, find out more about what types of herbs … [Read more...] about How to Grow a Herb Garden for Cats
Love, affection and care are all essential factors in keeping your cats happy, but what about the environment they live in? In our home, we are forever looking at ways to enrich the environment our cats live in to keep them happy and healthy indoors. Here are our ideas to help you create a safe, comfortable and enriching home environment for your … [Read more...] about Creating a Cat Friendly Home